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2012 Spring Container and Perennial Garden

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring is here and the weather got much warmer so I managed to get my container garden started. This year I planted cucumbers, red, yellow and brown bell peppers, tomatoes, habenaro peppers (for DH) and some cardinal red zinnias for a bit of color around the patio ..... Here's where we start for this year:

I just finished sprucing up the perennial garden this year ... going clockwise we have yellow mums, butterfly bush, red hibiscus, japanese maple bushes, and another yellow mum. In between in the pots are sweet potatoes, asparagus and tuber roses. We planted grapes out in the back and we have wild strawberries coming up in one of my planters -- think the birds must have brought some seeds for us!

So much fun to watch the seeds sprout and grow every day ....

Wishing happy gardening to all my Spark friends !!

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2DANCEAGAIN 6/17/2012 1:05AM

    cant wait to see what it looks like now!!! I love our home grown food!! emoticon

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CHERYLE51 5/23/2012 7:53PM

    Sounds delicious, yummy. My DH and the kids got the pool started. I haven't done anything outside. We did a lot last year due to my son graduating. There will be a graduation next year, so I am sure that will motivate me.

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JULIEMAX 5/21/2012 10:26AM

    You are very ambitious! Enjoy all your veggies.

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CTUPTON 5/19/2012 7:06PM

    WOW!!!!!!!! Love your container gardening ideas! Enjoy! chris

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PATTIE441 5/18/2012 4:41PM

    You are so talented girl! Way to go! Woo Hoo! You rock!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Everything is you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HKARLSSON 5/17/2012 9:57AM

    Yay! Pretty plants! Wishing you a bumper crop of everything! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOPINTOS 5/16/2012 9:38PM

    Love it!!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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TUBLADY 5/16/2012 8:03PM

    That's great. You have more room than I do. I wish I could have some of the veggies you planted.
I am already cutting lettuce and am amazed at how fast it grows back.
Used a few fresh herbs too. One of my tomato plants is blooming already. I should have bought more mature plants, but will have to wait longer for the ones I did plant.
I just put out some strawberries in baskets, they are suppose to trail and produce later this summer. Hope so I love berries.
Take care. Keep us posted on the garden progress.
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TEXASFILLY 5/16/2012 6:35PM

    Love your layout and what a lovely way to enjoy Mother Nature. Can't wait to see everything in full bloom and producing. Congratulations on a job well done~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/16/2012 6:10PM

    I'm w/walkingbyfaith2.... My yard could use your handy work about right now.

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ANZER15 5/16/2012 5:06PM

    Looks great! I really need to set aside time to work on our garden, too. It'll be worth all the work once we've got a "produce aisle" in our backyard!

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DLDMIL 5/16/2012 5:03PM

    It looks like a wonderful, peaceful place to be in the summer. emoticon

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WALKINGBYFAITH2 5/16/2012 4:32PM

    Great work! I have a garden that could use you about right now! emoticon

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